If you've been an SLP for any amount of time, or if you have a child in speech therapy, chances are that you've heard about minimal pairs. You might think, "What makes them minimal?" or "How could something called 'minimal' help with speech?" I happen to love using minimal pairs in therapy, and I'll show you why.
The basics: minimal pairs are words that differ in only one phonological element (sound). Some examples are seat/sheet (initial sound) or back/bat (final sound). Now, on to some reasons that I love them.
Do you love file folder activities? I do- I love their portability, effectiveness, and re-useability! However, I made the mistake of buying a 9-inch laminator instead of a 13-inch laminator, so until this one breaks, I can't laminate my file folder activities. And an unlaminated file-folder activity is basically just some disorganized worksheets.
But wait! I recently discovered a hack to get use out of my file folder activities without having to laminate the folders themselves!
Hi y'all! I'm Jill! I'm an SLP who loves to create and blog about fun, evidence-based resources that make the lives of busy SLPs easier.